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By Online Editor On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Bag full of holes

In Curacao we have the curious situation where the Government has announced to hold a press conference about a private company: Inselair. The situation with this privately owned company is precarious. Apparently, More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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The fault of the Dutch

An attempt by Aruban attorneys Lincoln Gomez and Andin Bikker to get voting rights in Dutch parliamentary elections for Dutch citizens living in the Caribbean countries Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten has failed More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Let us not blame the Dutch

Dear Editor, The appointment of Quartermaster Hans Leijtens, last week, came as a shock to our politicians. The Honorable Prime Minister said he was flabbergasted. The Honorable President of Parliament called the More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Kingdom relations

Dear Editor, Not totally unexpected, my recent comments on the relationships in the Dutch Kingdom have evoked quite some reactions. I welcome these reactions, because I believe it is a discussion we must have, sooner More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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A phone call from Koenders

Since a team of 25 gendarmes came down on Captain Oliver’s in Oyster Pond in October of last year nothing much seems to have been done to find a solution for the border dispute. Yesterday, almost three months More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Relief program

The seniors’ relief program utilities company Gebe offers seems to meet the cry from politicians for a better treatment of the elderly in our society. Bravo. But who will be the recipients? If we look at the criteria, More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Afternoon fire leaves three homeless

GREAT BAY – Thanks to a high level of awareness, serious or even fatal injuries was averted after smoke was seen emitting from an apartment at #2 Plough Drive, on the L.B. Scott Road yesterday afternoon. At More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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SHTA severely criticizes functioning of Parliament

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association has severely criticized the functioning of Parliament. In a newsletter it published on its website on Sunday, the SHTA says that Parliament “is not More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Gebe opens application process for seniors’ relief program

GREAT BAY – Utilities Company Gebe has opened the application process for seniors’ relief. Under certain conditions, citizens aged 62 and older qualify for a fixed monthly deduction from their electricity bill. Citizens More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Arrindell fuels drive for independence

GREAT BAY – Former Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Rhoda Arrindell has expressed optimism about the independence movement for St. Maarten. In her opinion, most of the current parliamentarians More...